Cocoa flavanols are naturally occurring bioactives found in the cacao plant and in particular its "fruit". A significant body of research demonstrates the consumption of dietary flavanols maintains the performance of the cardiovascular system and may help support cardiovascular health.
The desire to understand and influence one’s own health through diet has become more prevalent and attainable through access to nutrition information and research. One of the most exciting areas of dietary research is the bioactive nutrient category of flavanols.
A significant body of research has been conducted to better understand cocoa flavanols and their impact on human health. Mars and its collaborators have pioneered more than 20 years of ground-breaking research, resulting in over 140 scientific peer-reviewed publications.